Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My summer pics to warm all those without it

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I was asked to add some warm summer pics for all those on the opposite side of the world in winter!! so heres what we've been up to over summer....... this is us at Copeton Dam a 3,1/2
drive from where we live and3 times bigger than Sydney habour

This is one of our swimming beaches called Shelly Beach on sunset

And looking up the mouth of the Nambucca River just around the corner from this beach also at sunset
Our Family present we bought this year were 3 Kayaks

Madaleine was given fishing gear and loves to fish...although looks like in this pic shes showing me the size of the one that got away...LOL

Our local pool where i do all my laps

The summer shave for our 3 dogs...this one is Milly shes the bravest!!

BBQs with friends.... this was Dave birthday in Dec....

Christmas guess what Madd. got!!

Christmas Day picnic lunch in my parents backyard under the mango tree.

enjoying my twin sister's new baby

Me and My twin sister
Beth on boxing day we were out again on the kyacks

New year eve on the Scotts head beach ready to watch the fire works

The fire works were up on Elephant headland right above where we were sitting on the beach this pic dose not give it credit for how big it was

My sister lives near Brisbane which is a 5 hour drive from we surprised her at her party

and My 40th party...... I have to thank Dave and the kids for they went to a huge effort to make this night such a fun night for me...putting up some cool lights on the verandah and fairy lights in our gorgeous frangipani tree.....i loved it

this was after alot of people had left...and no im not drunk...we dont drink alcohol just good old fashin fun!!! loved it!

so thats been our summer so far ...heaps of good memories great company and God's leading and Blessings. Both our older Kids have had summer jobs and Beth has just been employed for the year in a bakery/cafe so she can save some money for college...but its so quiet here this week with them all at summer camp Beth rang us and as well as the band singing they've got her as a counselor for one of the girl dorms she was really happy... Ben and Madd, are campers......... warm thoughts and blessings to you all....Valita

and a last thought

And we know that all that happens to us
is working for our good if we
love God and are fitting into His plans.
Romans 8:28


Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Looks like everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a completely Happy New Year!

Colleen said...

Looks like fun was had by all. I sooooo want to visit Australia and some of those gorgeous beaches!

Vina said...

Beatiful pictures to warm us up! I live in central California where it doesn't snow but it does get cold and gray during the winter but I was born and raised in Hawaii. So your pictures of hanging out in tshirts and shorts on Christmas day and your beach pics. reminded me of the seasonless weather in Hawaii. Have a blessed New Year!! Vina

Sue said...

Missed you, but can see you were enjoying the holidays with family and friends. Happy belated birthday! LOVED your pictures. I am in New York and we have had alot of snow and really cold temps, so was nice to see the beach and warm weather pictures.
Happy New Year to you and yours.

Creative Chaos said...

Hi , I just discovered your blog ... you make wonderful things !! Those pics are awesome , looks like a real happy time !!
I live in the Netherlands , today we have lots of heavy rain , and a freezing strong wind... imaging how i would like to be in the sun :-)
Patti xx

cloudofdreams said...

I also just discovered your blog and think you are a wonderful person for wanting to share all your clever ideas!!
These are all great pictures!! I'm so tried of the cold here in the US. Thank you so much for sharing your great work!! Janet